Columbus Police Department (Ohio )


In March 1998, the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice (the Division) opened an investigation into the Columbus Police Department in Ohio. In October 1999, the Division filed suit against the City of Columbus, alleging a pattern or practice of excessive force; and unlawful stops, searches and arrests linked to inadequate policies and training; inadequate supervision of officers; and failures to investigate misconduct and hold officers accountable. The Division and the City of Columbus resolved the litigation by agreement in 2002, which terminated in May 2004.

Fast Facts

Case Status: Closed
City and State: Columbus, Ohio
Year Initiated: 1998
Year Closed: 2004

Case Documents

Document Title HTML Link
Technical Assistance Letter (Undated) HTML
Complaint 1999 HTML
Brief in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (Undated) HTML